About

LShift is an independent software development company with offices in London and Berlin. It was founded in 2000 in Shoreditch, London, long before Silicon Roundabout or Tech City had even been imagined, by developers and designed to provide the ideal conditions in which the best levels of technical services can be offered to clients. Our model has proven successful again and again in the many long-standing relationships we have developed with our clients.

Distributed Systems Consulting

LShift offers bespoke consulting for clients using RabbitMQ for the first time, or with large or complex use cases. We were the original authors of RabbitMQ so we have a good understanding of the best way to employ it, as well as, for that matter, any messaging or integration technology.

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Dawn: Mobile bus stops display

Tom Parker wrote “ When I’m out and about, I find myself repeatedly wanting to know when a bus will stop near where I am. This generally involves a phone as the TfL Countdown displays are a bit thin on the ground. Despite the advent of such things as Citymapper, I’ve still been a fan of the Countdown mobile website,… ”

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Analytics with SQLAlchemy

Alex Thomas wrote “ What to do if a conventional, line-of-business app starts morphing into an analytics one? The situation here may be that a bit of custom SQL, introduced to do one specific bit of summarising or pivoting, expands and forms a kind of creeping undergrowth of tightly-bound code, impervious to Agile norms of modularity and testability. In… ”

Berlin

LShift now has a second office—Zimmerstraße 11, Berlin D-10969, Tel (+49) 30 1205 3497

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Matthew Sackman’s talk at QCon 2016

LShift’s Matthew Sackman, is talking at Qcon on Tuesday 8th March about his new database GoshawkDB. Worth hearing if you’re interested in consistency in distributed systems.

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Digital Services Framework

LShift has been accepted onto the UK’s new ‘Digital Outcomes and Specialists’ framework.

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BBC WeatherWatchers

LShift were the Lead Developers for the BBC WeatherWatchers project (see this explanation video) which went live on November 3rd. This is one of the first projects under BBC’s “Make It Digital” initiative and close to the hearts of Brits, so it’s already received a lot of interest since its first announcement on the One Show…

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Simple user authentication: ASP.NET Identity and NHibernate

Martin Eden wrote “ ASP.NET MVC 5 introduced a new system for managing users and authentication, known as ASP.NET Identity. Over the last few years we have built and now maintain a couple of MVC applications. We started with MVC 2, and have since upgraded to 3 and then 4. So despite MVC 5 being out since the end of… ”

Development

We do not focus on any particular ‘preferred’ technologies—whether operating systems, databases, or development languages and environments. We do not routinely resell the same technologies to each client, although we have been spending quite a bit of time using messaging-related technologies at present. Our general experience allows us to recommend solutions uniquely tailored to address your business issues.

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